Gabriel José Maldonado
Gabriel-José Maldonado holds a Bachelors of Arts, History and Museum Studies from SUNY Buffalo State and a Masters in Science and Education from Bank Street College’s Graduate School of Education. Certified in Urban Agriculture from Farm School NYC, he is also a recognized Master Composter under the NYC Compost Project.
In the past, Gabriel worked at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) as their Discovery Garden Assistant Program Coordinator. There he planned and facilitated daily programming for families, schools and camp groups, trained and mentored volunteers, helped develop materials for children with disabilities, created educational STEM and botany curricula for groups, developed inquiry and object based lessons, led tours, evaluated programs and assisted with horticulture, repairs and greenhouse maintenance.
Now he is the lead land steward for Frank White Memorial Garden. Teaching young people how to garden, he curates workshops centered around composting, botany, and agriculture..